Improvising or am I just plain spoiled!


“You are a manipulator.  I like to think of myself more as an outcome engineer.” 

― J.R. WardLover Eternal

Wow, previously I posted about pairing my working (which is easy for me to do each day) with exercise, which is much more difficult because I am often working. In the earlier post, I showed the photo of my Kindle on the plastic shelf on my recumbent bike. It was easy for me to ride for 10 miles that day!

And then I thought – what about watching webinars or writing blogs, or updating my websites while I was riding my bike! Look what I found!



I now have a plastic tray that holds my Mac Air laptop. I decided to give it to myself for my birthday which is in February. I am not much of a shopper, but I do splurge around my birthday!

Okay! This is great! Let’s see how I do!

Share with me ways you get yourself to show up for your exercise routine.

Joining In!

It’s a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters.

Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

This is a great time of year to join in with others and to change how I eat and exercise more. Not this year.

I shared in an earlier post about my thyroid surgery. The recovery from the surgery went well, but somewhere between receiving anesthesia and waking up, my rib was dislocated. Now, dislocated is a strong word. Maybe I should say my rib was out. However I say it, the fact was I was in a lot of pain. I felt it in my neck, down my shoulder and down my arm. I didn’t know what the problem was until when my daughter was rubbing my shoulders trying to help and my rib popped back in. Oh, that felt good.

It still took three days of seeing my chiropractor, Dr. Pat Dougherty, and then on the fourth day a massage therapist to get the pain to stop. Needless to say I couldn’t meet with trainer, Luke Brady and for the time being I cancelled my sessions. Three weeks later, my rib was healed enough I could exercise.

That is the issue with changing a habit. Something always happens! We just need to get back on track.

Every day I notice how I have more energy and I have to change my slow and tired habits to new habits that fit with my new energy. First it was healing my body – having the surgery and removing the inflamed thyroid and the lumps, and now it is changing my mind!

Granted it is easier for me to wake up and start working (usually on the computer) than it is to wake up and work out. Today I am just checking in with you and now off to ride my recumbent bike.


What I do that is helpful is I pair what I enjoy doing with something I want to enjoy doing. For instance, when I ride this morning I am going to have my kindle with me. I am re-reading Gone Girl before I watch the movie. I really enjoy the book so before I know it 30 minutes will fly by.

Think about what you can pair with eating healthy or exercise to support your progress!

Happy New Year 2015!

Wishing you health and abundance in 2015!


My gift to you is the

Astrological Forecast for January 2015

by Lee!


January 3rd: Venus enters Aquarius at 6:48 am PST.  Venus partners with Mars in the fixed air Aquarius sign of friends, colleagues, and associates gracing the arrival of 2015.

January 4th: Mercury enters Aquarius at 5:08 pm PST.  The messenger planet joins Venus and Mars in the spirit of Aquarian fellowship contributing to an expansive sense of compassion and goodwill in the midst of a transformational Full Moon in today’s “Cardinal Cross” aspect.

new moon

January 4th: Full Moon in Cancer/Capricorn at 14 deg 31 min at 8:53 pm PST.  The first Full Moon of 2015 activates a brief “Cardinal Cross” aspect with Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn, and the Moon’s Nodes in Libra/Aries. This aspect represents an initiatory echo from last April’s “Cardinal Cross” alignment that coincided with completions and new beginnings both collectively and personally during the Spring Season of 2014. By February 2015 the powerful transits of the past year will begin to fade.

January 12th: Mars enters Pisces at 2:21 am PST. The planet of action arrives in the mystical waters of Pisces reminding us to test the waters in making choices following any New Year resolutions we promised ourselves. Transiting Mars will enter its native sign of Aries on February 19th beginning a 40-day period for taking action after testing the waters of our resolutions.

Full Moon

January 20th: Super New Moon in Aquarius at 5:14 am PST. The Sun and Moon merge in the early minutes of a single degree of longitude in the sign of Aquarius on January 20th resulting in a rare Aquarius New Moon double header event followed by a second Super New Moon in the final degree of Aquarius on February 18th ushering in the Chinese New Year.

January 21st:  Mercury stations retrograde in Aquarius at 7:54 am PST.  The first Mercury retrograde of 2015 is in the sign of Aquarius insisting that we consider the bigger picture of how we as individuals fit into the collective community of the global village. Mercury will station direct at 1 degree in Aquarius on February 11th.

January 27th:  Venus enters Pisces. Lady Venus completes Her New Year visit in Aquarius to serve as a muse with Mars, Chiron, and Neptune in Pisces through February 19th.

Bless your heart,